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Andrew Schulz Named University of Arizona College of Fine Arts Dean

TUCSON, ARIZONA—Andrew Schulz has been appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts, beginning Monday, July 30. Schulz is a scholar of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and arrives to the University of Arizona from the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University, where, as associate dean for research since 2013, he created the Arts and Design Research Incubator and the Center for Pedagogy in the Arts and Design and served as interim head of the college’s department of art history. Schulz has also been a leader in the Alliance for the Arts and is currently vice president for external relations of the College Art Association.

“Dr. Schulz is looking to set an international stage for the arts at the University of Arizona,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, acting university provost. “He has a contagious passion for setting a strategic vision and then positioning and promoting the arts. This vision, combined with his extensive knowledge of research, offers the right mix for furthering our arts programs.”

“My aim as dean will be to ensure that the arts become signature elements of the university’s identity as we create transformative experiences for all UA students and find effective ways to serve and partner with broader communities. During the interview process, I was delighted to find that this ambitious vision was shared by everyone I encountered,” Schulz said. “The arts play a crucial role as public research universities become increasingly outward facing and I am excited to find new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement that will further integrate the arts into the university’s mission.”

For his scholarship on artistic production and the conception of national identity in the Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic era, Schulz has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a scholar residency at the Getty Research Institute. He is the author of Goya’s Caprichos: Aesthetics, Perception, and the Body, which was awarded the 2007 Eleanor Tufts Prize from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies.

Prior to Penn State, Schulz was on faculty at the University of Oregon, where he received the Faculty Excellence Award and was head of the department of the history of art and architecture, and Seattle University.

July 11, 2018